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Updated Resources Encourage Working Together for Better Accessibility

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:36:28 -0500
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To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

To help and encourage developers and users to work together to make the web more accessible, WAI has updated the following three resources.

1. *Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites* (primarily for users) - provides guidance on encouraging organizations to make their websites accessible, particularly when you find accessibility barriers on a website.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/inaccessible

Additional perspectives are in the blog post:
- Take a few minutes to encourage web accessibility. Your voice counts.
http://www.w3.org/QA/2010/01/encourage_accessibility_make_a_difference

2. *Involving Users in Web Projects for Better Easier Accessibility* (primarily for project managers, designers, developers, editors, and the like) - describes how to better understand accessibility issues and implement more effective accessibility solutions by getting people with disabilities involved from the beginning of projects. Applies to:
- websites and web applications
- browsers, media players, and assistive technologies
- authoring tools, including content management systems (CMS), blog software, and WYSIWYG editors
- standards and policies on accessibility
- web technologies and technical specifications
http://www.w3.org/WAI/users/involving

3. *Involving Users in Evaluating Web Accessibility* (for those evaluating accessibility) provides the basics for anyone wanting to ensure that their websites, applications, and tools work well for people with disabilities.
http://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/users

The Involving Users documents are introduced in the blog post:
- Discover new ways of thinking about accessibility
http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/12/discover_new_ways_of_thinking.html

These documents were developed and updated by Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) as part of the WAI-AGE Project. WAI-AGE is a European Commission IST Specific Support Action, with the goal of increasing accessibility of the Web for older people as well as for people with disabilities. See: http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAI-AGE/

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

Regards,
~Shawn Henry, EOWG Chair


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Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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